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DfT seeks head of group commercial strategy and capability

Matteo Natalucci Published 27 October 2017

£120k role will play an active role in leading Commercial Directorate as well as setting direction across the DfT’s agencies; Transport department also looks for head of Digital Project Delivery


The Group Commercial Directorate (GCD) at the Department for Transport (DfT) is looking for a head of Group Commercial Strategy and Capability. 

The GCD manages a group operating model that strategically links DfT’s agencies and public bodies to ensure that consistency, best commercial practice and value is identified and captured across the department. The operating model comprises all procurement teams from across the DfT family including agencies and arm’s length bodies and is governed through the Heads of Procurement Board.

The post-holder will be responsible for developing and implementing the group commercial strategy, leading the department’s commercial capability programme, and setting direction on key procurement policies.

The new role will report to the group commercial director and be a member of the group commercial directorate senior management team as well as the group’s heads of procurement board. The salary for the role ranges from £90k and £120K. Applications close on November 19.

DfT is also looking for someone to lead the delivery of the department’s portfolio of digital and technology projects.

The head of Digital Project Delivery will be responsible for leading the central digital, data and technology project delivery function for DfT, and setting its strategic direction, as well as leading the delivery of the portfolio of digital, data and technology projects that respond to DfT needs and priorities. He or she will also provide management and leadership of key technical project delivery teams for software development and data science. 

The closing date for applications is this coming Monday, October 30.


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